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Audience led movie trailers

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Bursar, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. Bursar

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    What is it with these things? I saw a trailer for 'The Man Who Sued God' (I think). A new film with Billy Connolley.

    There were only brief clips of the film, but interviews with audience members as they left. They did a similar thing with Blair Witch, and Greek Wedding.

    Is it because the films are rubbish, so rather than show clips they find a couple of people that enjoyed it, and get them to rave about it?

    Blair Witch was pants, I haven't seen Greek Wedding, and I'm not a fan of the Big Yin, so won't be seeing this film either.

    Bring back proper trailers that show us what the film is about!

    Here endeth the lesson ;)
     
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    I miss the old cinema ads with that deep, husky voiceover....

    "At a cinema near you from Friday"

    Who was he and was it the same peron over the years?
     
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    I think there where about two who did the movie trailers produced in the US but the one you mention was the most prolific and was in very high demand.

    I also miss the review programs that give a honest view then show a proper exert, rather than chart shows that have talkovers and then only show snippets (generally trailers) of the best parts of the film.

    I miss Barry Norman even though I did not always agree with his reviews he spoke with a wealth of knowledge, Shame on you BBC for letting him go to Sky.:nono:
     
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    Let's be honest, we will usually only give credence to the opinion of our friends or those we respect.

    Just co's a cinema punter says that a film is "awesome" and other suitably vacuous platitudes, doesn't mean I am convinced.

    Remember, mass concensus is not indicative of quality. Hitler was popular...........
     
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    His name is Don LaFontaine (cool name eh?) and here's some
    info on him......http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=Don LaFontaine
     
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    True, which is why I'd rather see a "proper" trailer for a film rather than just random people saying how good it is.

    How can I judge a film when they hardly show any of it?
     
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    Funnily enough I think he may have appeared in a recent trailer satirising himself. It's actually a trailer for the Seinfeld movie "Comedian" which doesn't feature Jerry at all, but Don(called "Jack"??!!) in a sound studio rattling off almost every trailer cliche before getting "fired". Its actually quite funny. If it's not Don, then my humble mistake......

    Quicktime:
    http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/comedian.html

    or

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/Comedian-1115955/trailers.php
     

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